Teams of the Year Oregon

Updated: May 13, 2009, 4:11 PM ET
ESPN RISE Magazine

BOYS' TEAM OF THE YEAR

BOYS' TEAM OF THE YEAR
GRANT
Soccer
Westview may have had the state's top player in Eric Hurtado, but the Generals weren't about to let the talented senior send them to their second straight loss in the Class 6A finals. Trailing 1-0, Grant fired back with three unanswered scores to win the title, 3-1. Seniors Roy Bourgazas and Stephen Pies (game-winner) and sophomore Alex Arrington netted goals to lead Grant to victory. Senior Etienne Galbreath, classmate Evan O'Kelly and Pies were ESPN RISE All-Area picks, while Pies and senior Michael McGrew were named to The Oregonian's All-State team.

OTHER FINALISTS

ASTORIA
Football
The Fisherman kept their perfect season intact by beating Banks, 19-11, in the Class 4A championship game. Senior QB Jordan Poyer rushed for one touchdown and threw for another in the victory.

JEFFERSON
Basketball
Led by junior Terrence Jones, the Democrats dominated Class 5A in 2008-09. Jones tallied 24.6 points and 13.0 boards in carrying Jefferson to its second consecutive state title. Junior Antonie Hosley scored 14 points in the finals.

NEWBERG
Wrestling
The winter was business as usual for Newberg, which captured its 11th state crown. The Tigers accrued 189 points to dethrone two-time defending champ Roseburg. Junior Tommy Siciliano and senior Alec Ortiz both claimed titles.

GIRLS' TEAM OF THE YEAR

OREGON CITY
Basketball
Who better to dethrone four-time state champ Southridge than the Pioneers, who lost to the Skyhawks in last year's title game? The Pioneers dropped Southridge in the second round and outlasted Central Catholic in a tripleovertime thriller before handing previously unbeaten South Eugene a 46-37 loss to claim the Class 6A title. Seniors Calli Jackson and Melair Holterhoff earned All-State second team honors. The Pioneers finished the season on a 20-game win streak to end the year at 24-2.

OTHER FINALISTS

BEND
Soccer
Bend's defense held its playoff foes scoreless during the team's run to the Class 5A championship. Bend claimed its second title in three years. Juniors Cori Evan and MacKenzie Ring and senior Ali Friesen were key contributors.

BLANCHET CATHOLIC
Volleyball
After placing third in 2007, the Cavaliers bounced back to win the Class 2A state title. Seniors Irene Walters (finals co-Player of the Game) and Katie Bashaw led the way for Blanchet and earned nods to the all-tournament team.

MARIST
Swimming
Marist accumulated 66 points  24 better than second-place Henley  to capture the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A title this winter. The Spartans earned wins in the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay to capture their second straight crown.